The story of the Sony hacks

Sony HackedIn a week filled with horror across the globe that is hard to imagine, a much smaller conflict has erupted that has much more sweeping insinuations that most people realize. The Sony hack, which started with leaked films and has ended with terrorist threats, has led to a film being pulled out of theaters before its release. This is why you should care.

The security breach came at the latter end of November. Five movies were initially released that were either in theaters, or coming attractions. These included ‘Annie’, ‘Fury’, ‘To Write Love On Her Arms’, ‘Mr. Turner’, and ‘Still Alice’.

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SafeBand is the new wearable that does pretty much everything

  • 14/12/2014 at 13:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
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SafeBandA lot of wearable technology is hitting the market these days, some more useful than others. But SafeBand doesn’t just want to be a smartwatch, or fitness tracker, or connected to your smartphone. It wants to be¬†everything.

This Kickstarter project is incorporating pretty much all wearables, alongside a couple of features that haven’t been associated with the format. It is an effort to create the ultimate wearable tech, so you don’t have to pick and choose your features.

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Facebook adds new Call To Action buttons for business pages

  • 13/12/2014 at 04:34 by It's a Gadget Staff
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FacebookFacebook has never made their mission to dominate social media in the business world a secret. They tried turning their network into a full blown purchasing platform, with storefronts and everything. But the plans never really gained a foothold, and now they are back with their latest foray into social marketing: call to action buttons.

Anyone who has run a business, a blog, or marketed on any level is aware of the importance of CTA’s. They are a simple, effective way of sparking engagement from those who read content posted anywhere. You can boost sales and traffic with nothing more than an urge to click on a link.

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Qualcomm, SNC and Intel among list of companies protesting Tier II internet

  • 12/12/2014 at 20:26 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Tech EyeRecently net neutrality supporters, backed by President Barack Obama, came out in favor of reclassifying broadband internet as a public utility under the Telecommunications Act. Cable and wireless companies have been avid in their opposition to this solution, but other industries have been rather silent on the issue. Now, tech companies including Qualcomm, SNC, IBM and Intel have spoken against the measure.

A joint letter was sent to Congress this week, signed by 60 influential brands in the tech world. It stated that they were all opposed to the idea of creating a Tier II classification for internet service, claiming it would impede the growth of the web’s economy, and stop companies from investing in broadband.

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Social alarm app Wakie now available for iOS

Wakie AppApple users who hate alarm clocks can now rejoice, because the popular social alarm app Wakie has been released for the iOS platform. It connects people from around the world for a more sociable way to wake up.

Despite its popularity, the community of dedicated Wakie users is still relatively small. That may change now that the app has been launched for the Apple platform. Now people with iPhones can get in on the fun, and take part in their own early morning shenanigans.

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The Pirate Bay raided by Swedish police, various torrent sites down

  • 10/12/2014 at 02:31 by It's a Gadget Staff
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The Pirate Bay LogoAfter a number of torrent sites went down today, sources have confirmed that a large scale raid has been conducted against The Pirtate Bay by Swedish police, and their servers have been seized.

TPB has been the continual source of such raids in recent years, and a couple of months ago were also raided in what has been a long series of fights against piracy laws in Sweden and abroad.

At first, it looked like it might have been a technical issue. But when other sites went down and rumors started flying, reports began to leak that the raid had been performed. A few hours ago, Swedish police confirmed the rumors.

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Charge your phone anywhere with Plan V, the keychain mobile charger

Plan V Mobile ChargerA new keychain charger device is hitting Kickstarter, offering a convenient, last-ditch way to charge up your smartphone whenever it goes flat. That includes during emergencies, when you just don’t have access to any alternatives.

On the Kickstarter project page, the creators of this gadget tell the story of what sparked this idea. Co-creators Evan and Luke were traveling through Bogota Columbia as backpackers. After a string of bad luck, they were out on the streets at night, in the unfamiliar area, and unable to find their hostel. Their smartphones were dead, their backup batteries were also dead, and they didn’t know what to do.

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